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first dance? >> we did a little -- >> vice president joe biden is upstairs at the commander in chief's ball. >> ladies and gentlemen, oscar and grammy winner jamie foxx. >> please make some noise for an incredible day today, please. now i'm sure after this wonderful day today, you will probably whisper in your wife's ear something like -- ♪ i can't stop loving you ♪ i made up my mind ♪ to live in memory of the lonesome time ♪ ♪ i can't stop wanting you ♪ it's useless to say so i'll just live my life and dream of yesterday ♪ ♪ those happy hours that we once knew ♪ ♪ that we once knew ♪ so long ago that still make me blue ♪ ♪ they say that time heals a broken heart ♪ ♪ heals a broken heart ♪ but time stood still since we've been apart ♪ ♪ i can't stop loving you ♪ i've made up my mind ♪ to live in memory of a lonesome time ♪ ♪ i can't stop wanting you ♪ it's useless to say so i'll just live my life in dreams of yesterday ♪ ♪ in dreams of yesterday >> the vice president and jill biden being serenaded by jamie foxx. i have an even more ex
luther king jr. and the other abraham lincoln. supreme court justice warren vice- president joe biden for his second term >> the joseph biden jr. solemn we swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states >> he also unofficially took the oath of office yesterday. president obama expressed hope for the future in his inaugural address. he called for fidelity to our founding principles. while also increasing your responses to new challenges. >> a decade of war is now ending. ifan economic recovery has begun. we possess all of the >> hughes in drive. diversity and open this. endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. >> the president will be presenting more details of his second term policy goals. he said the nation must confront the needs of a rising middle class. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid, these things did not stab our nation a strengthen us. they did not make us a nation of takers. a free us to take the risk that makes this country great. >> for a reaction we're joined by frank holland. >> the n
? kelly wright is live with more. >> as you know president obama and vice president joe biden they had to be officially sworn in by law on january 20th. they conducted small ceremonies for families and friends on sunday. the president held his in the blue room at the white house. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> michelle obama and daughters malia and sasha on his side he placed his hand on the family bible and was sworn in by chief justice john roberts. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> the president and vice president joe biden will take their oath of office again at a public ceremony before a crowd of hundreds of thousands that will gather at the u.s. capital when he delivers his inaugural address. he is to set forward his hope and vision for the country during his second term. >> what the inauguration remind us of is the roll we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good even as we carry out our individual responsibilities. the sense that there is srg larger than ourselves that gives shape and mean to go our lives. >> he come
. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> the president and vice president joe biden will take their oath of office again at a public ceremony before a crowd of hundreds of thousands that will gather at the u.s. capital when he delivers his inaugural address. he is to set forward his hope and vision for the country during his second term. >> what the inauguration remind us of is the roll we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good even as we carry out our individual responsibilities. the sense that there is srg larger than ourselves that gives shape and mean to go our lives. >> he comes in enjoying a 52 percent approval rating right now. does not mean he will have smooth saling sailing from republicans. >>> he speaks in general term it is he likes the executive approach rather than leg slattive approach. you have got to legislation and you have to legislate re realistical realistically. >> the senior advisor says the president will layout the specifics of his vision during the up coming state of the union address in february. he adds the president wants to focus on m
president joe biden was also sworn in yesterday morning just as he administered his oath at the naval observatory. >> today's oaths will take place just before the noon hour. there's plenty happening before then. we have crews all around town covering every facet of today's celebration from the swearing in to the crowds, to the parade to the pictures you are sharing online. we're going to check in with all of them in a few minutes. >> we know thousands will head down to the national mall. if you haven't left already, you are going to need to know how to dress. it is chilly here. the breeze is blowing . tucker barnes, tell the folks how many layers they are going to need if they are going to head down here. >> maybe you should tell them how many layers you are wearing. think about layers here. very cold to start your day. we should warmup into the low to mid 40s and the bottom will drop out late this afternoon and tonight. after that parade ends later this afternoon. we're going to be in for coldest air around here. so real cold on the move. let's get to your numbers. 33 right now at r
back. joe biden has entered the building. $25. if they are successful, they will pay you back. dear rixi, you're a honduran immagrant. you're coming to the us, you have an idea to start, you know, a women's cosmetics store or a clothing store. you're going to need a lot of things, ya know, to pay the rent, permits inventory, advertising, marketing so that adds up quite a bit. you're going to need tens of thousands of dollars to start a small busines. there is ten million-plus people completely left out of the formal finical system. banks don't lend to people like that at all. there is a lot of opportunity to decrease unemployment, provide employment, provide economic opportunity and raise our standard of living by investing in small business. our hearts are an incredibly powerful thing. good technology can help amplify this power and create an incredibly powerful force that can spread to every country in the world. tonight at 9 eastern. current tv's presidential inauguration coverage continues. the pomp, the circumstance, the insight and analysis. current tv presents the presidentia
of the debate. we're also watching the second couple, vice president joe biden and his wife jill biden, get in their limousine so they can head up in the motorcade to the capitol. you saw president obama and the first lady getting into the beast, the armored presidential limousine. they will ride separately up to the capitol from their daughters sasha and malia, who appear to be riding in this motorcade along with their grandmother, marion robinson, who is the mother, of course, of michelle obama, wolf. >> brianna, stand by for a moment. i want to keep these pictures up if we can, also pictures from the capitol. we are here on the united states capitol. we're awaiting the arrival of the president. should be coming up soon. kate balduan is here, david gergen is here. the day is enormous. whether you're a democrat or republican, you feel it from where we are. >> you sure do. it's a gorgeous day. it's brisk, but it's not freezing. the sun is gleaming on the capitol. you have these throngs of people. you can look all the way down the mall and see them. it's not as big as last time, but when you
boerj enger talked about odd couple in white house. >> president obama and joe biden, the odd couple of politics. >> what made it work, you go back to the days when we were competing for the nomination. all the debates we had, only two people who didn't disagree on any subject were barack obama and joe biden. we got into the deal. we didn't have what other administrations have had, where the vice president and president have a different take on the major issues of the day. totally simpatico. it went from working with each other to a real friendship. >> we know have you disagreed with the president over policy and you know how to read him pretty well. so how can you tell when you have done something that he dent like or that makes him angry? >> oh, that's easy. that's easy. we made a deal early on. when either one of us were dissatisfied, we flat tell the other person. so lunch once a week, that's when we talk. and when he's not liked something i have done, he flat tells me. >> says, joe, you shouldn't have done that. >> joe, look, i don't agree with the way you did that. why did you
. >> vice president joe biden was also sworn in at his residence. both mr. obama and the vice president attended a solemn ceremony for the nation's falling soldiers at arlington national ceremony. honor, tradition, and this year some added history. >> it is special because of the combination of manti te'martin luther king jr. day and the inauguration. >> depressed and will place his hand on two bibles -- the president will place his hand on two and bibles. abraham lincoln's, and mlk's. >> we can do anything we want to do. >> a very emotional day. expect even bigger crowds tomorrow a ports of 800,000 people. traffic will be an issue. -- upwards of 800,000 people. traffic will be an issue. get here as early as possible. live in northwest, richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> thank you. the president will take the oath using a bible once owned by dr. king on the very day the country marks the civil rights' speaker's birthday. >> a democracy by way of inauguration. remembering king is one of those americans who helped the democracy. >> martin luther king teh third. cameras ever were capturing the
, they listen to and prayed as vice president joe biden and then president barack obama took their oaths to serve the nation for four more years if flawless performance except for one minor flub, his speech lasted 19 minutes into covered everything from equal rights to economic recovery climate change to the message of martin luther king jr. on a day that the nation celebrates the birth of the civil-rights leader. >> tahir a preacher say we cannot walk alone the challenges ahead are enormous and the president admitted that his work would be imperfect. we must act that knowing that today's victories will be only partial grammy winner kelly clarkson giving the ceremony in central hollywood. followed by the friend of the president beyonce with her rendition of the national anthem a performance to remember. it all ended with a 21 gun salute before special guests attended a formal luncheon where the president and first lady had lobster, bison and apple pie before they took to the parade route in washington thousands of well-wishers lined the streets screamed and hollered into a magic moment
president joe biden. it was yesterday, a sunday, a day we traditionally do not hold inauguration ceremonies. all the pomp and celebration were saved for today. our friend lawrence o'donnell is at the west front triangle outside the capitol. lawrence, what's the feeling there this morning? what is it like out there? >> reporter: the good news the feeling is warmer than anyone thought it was going to be. everybody was really worried around here in the last couple days just how cold it would be. it's livable in the 40s. and, rachel, they opened up the security system here at 7:00 a.m. people have been streaming in here since 7:00 a.m. they are not all through security yet. they will still be at least another hour of that. 250,000 of the president's closest friends have gotten tickets to this. not all of them get seats. some of them, some of the tickets are just standing tickets, and what you see behind me going down the mall are the people who are just here because they want to be here and they don't need a ticket. and they are in the free space, which may in many ways be the most fun place to
president, joe biden. he was dashing across the street zig-zag, hugging children on the side lines and seemed to be having a good time. what do you read into all of that? >> i think the camera followed joe biden all day. he would seem to be having the time of his life. he is. he's just somebody who brings great joy to his position. i mean he doesn't talk about the burdens of office or the agony of loneliness of decision-making or anything of the sort. he really does enjoy the people and enjoys the people he talks to. he enjoys the people in politics. there's nothing condescending, patronizing about him. and i just think today he was having the time of his life. he has a wonderful family that obviously cares deeply about him. >> ifill: aside from the president who turned around and took that last long look and said this is the last time i'll be able to do this, you don't get a sense from joe biden that he thinks this is his last rodeo >> i think he's thinking about having a future >> ifill: he's 70 years old very healthy. he would be up there hugging 800,000 if he could. i've never
president joe biden. we're all part of this. they were shouting we're in this together and we're going to act together and we're going to try to open dialogue with those who would be our enemies abroad. we're not looking for another war this time and under this president we're looking for a way to avoid one. because these wars as we've all learned the hard way are a lot easier to start than to finish. let's start with this astounding presidential embrace of the ongoing american revolution from lexington and concord to seneca falls, selma, and stonewall. sam stein covers politics for "the huffington post," and stephanie schriock is president of emily's list. let's start with the message of inclusion and community in the president's address yesterday. many have noticed his preference for three iconic places with historic significance in the fight for american rights. let me run through them. first, seneca falls, new york, where in 1848 elizabeth cady stanton and others led a historic convention dedicated to women's rights which later led to a women's right to vote, of course. selma, alab
and his two daughters. he was sworn in by chief justice john roberts. vice president joe biden was sworn in today. the ceremony was held at the naval on virginia tower. >> the 20th amendment of the constitution requires the inauguration to be held on june the 20th at noon. they will be pucklily sworn in tomorrow with the pomp and circumstance. the district is the place to be. hundreds of thousands of people are descending on dc to witness history and be matter of the celebration. you can feel the excitement. audrey barnes is there live tonight. it's crowded their still tonight? >> reporter: there is a lot of people still out enjoying the night life in d.c., laura. visitors couldn't have had a better day to get out and enjoy the city before they are enjoyed tomorrow by 500 to 700,000 of their closest friends for the official swearing in ceremony at 11:30. people from all over are here in the city. we have talked to many who are stocking up on souvenirs. i talked to families from dallas, texas, akron ohio, new orleans, they said they will have a hard time sleeping tonight in anticipation o
, alabama. >>> vice president joe biden kicked off the day by putting in volunteer hours. the vp and his wife kept up with their tradition by serving others in the area. the second family was all smiles, working for military members overseas. >>> ben's chili bowl got in on the national day of service today, with a book drive. they invited people to come in for brunch or dinner and tolls bring a new or slightly used children's book. the books will go to two groups. the reading connection and hope in a home, both serving underprivileged families in the district. >> that's a good thing. glad to see a lot of people out there enjoying the day. and the weather wasn't bad at all. i thought it would be really cold, but surprise! >> didn't have quite as much wind as anticipated, so it was really pleasant. that trend's going to continue. but it's going to be short- lived. >> enjoy it while we can! >> that's what happens with mother nature. here's a look at what is going on outside right now. not a lot of clouds. beautiful shot of our national monument. not a lot of clouds right now. we'll see part
. vice - president joe biden and hhs & pife will also volunteer in -3 the washinnton area. the national day of to honor civil rights leader dr. martin luther king. 3 the 13th annual martin luther kiig junior arade kicks off downtown at noon.the parade will feattue community marching bands, high-stepping fraternittes and much more. more. amber miller joins us nowwlive from martin luther parade wwlllbeein. 3 p3 at 33 noon.. the paaade 3 at at noon.. the parade will marchh south on martin luther king boulevard endinggat baltimoree street. 3 ááchat with amberáá 3 p3 baltimore street. 33 ending at ,3baltimore street. -3 3 tinseltown comes to charm city... in a new movve out this weekend. weekend..he movie "luvv is the stooy of an eleven-year old boy -- who idolizes his exxconvict uncle. . dennis haysbert andd harles s. duttoo star in the film. dutton is from bbltimore, and both actorr say it was the movie. 3 haysbert says: "we were really under the radar, it was a low-
, how much security has changed in the white house over the last few years. >> there's dr. joe biden, the vice president's wife, who we know, very active in helping the military families coming back. >> also an educator. vice president biden, sworn in yesterday, as well. 8:15 yesterday morning at the naval observatory. sworn in by supreme court justice sonia sotomayer. we go back to the capitol right now. guests continue to file into the steps. >> can we do a split screen? i'm going to ask our director if we can do that. i want to see the crowd four years ago, as the president looked out. and i want to see the crowd today and compare them. it looks as if it stretched the entire 2.2 miles. >> there's 2009. >> pretty big. >> it does look pretty packed. of course, it will be a smaller crowd than four years ago. that was a moment in history that cannot be replicated. the flag is waving on the mall, as president obama prepares to come down to the capitol. >> let's talk a little about the president's speech because we do know he has been working on it since december. as they emerge. the fi
obama and vice-president joe biden attended a wreath layinging at the cemetery -- a we will laying at the cemetery. >>> high surf advisory is in effect at bay area beaches. it will continue through this afternoon. swells between seven and 10 feet are expected. some will reach up to 0 feet. beach goers and fishermen are told to use caution. alex savidge is live at half moon bay with the extreme surfing set to start an hour from now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, that's right we are here at pillar point harbor in half moon bay. i talked with one of the competitors. he is very excited and keep in mind, this is the first time they held the mavericks surf contest since 2010. so a lot of buzz this morning. this is what it looked like on the harbor. servers were getting boards ready and they are going to get ready to get on the contest that starts a short time from now. fans out here as well. everyone is fired up for the big event. surfers expecting a nice mix of big swells. and keep in mind, this area near pillar point is full of hazards, that's what makes it so intriguing. stro
, he is, he and joe biden, those only two offices everybody votes for. and he has won. he got over 50%. so he will make his case. i think what is different, what is significantly different, there will be confrontation but i think the first time you're seeing the president move hess campaign organization, we just saw this in the last few days, move it into advocacy on the issues for his agenda during the second term. that's unprecedented. no president's ever been able it do that. and this time it is not with some rinky-dink campaign organization that we've seen in the past. this is the biggest campaign organization ever seen in the united states. 28, 30 million people. those people making the case to their members of congress regardless of party, whether the member is democrat or republican. i think could change the way we look at a lame duck second term presidency because of the power of that grassroots organization. bill: wow! that's a big statement, joe. back to the initial question though. >> sure. bill: blount make as heavy charge though. are there democrats in congress who agree
of the morning. and vice-president joe biden taking his oath of office on the biden family bible. you saw that live on our show yesterday. he was joined by his family for the oath given by supreme court justice sonya sotomayor, the night before, the vice-president got a little ahead of himself. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states, but i am prouder to be-- >>. >> brian: proud to be the president of the united states. >> steve: did he correct himself? >> kind of, the vice-president making the gaffe at the iowa state society and iowa kicks off the campaign and many say that biden is strongly considering another run for president in 2016 and interestingly enough of the 100 people-- 120 people in attendance yesterday at the naval observatory, that mr. biden was sworn in, dick carputlin and-- >> i think he wants to run, but i think as much traction as dan quayle got. >> gretchen: and interesting too see how that hillary clinton would play out and that would mean that the president would endorse hillary clinton over joe biden. and we're looking at next four years and leads us to th
understood this was not just about a candidate. it was not just about joe biden or barack obama. this was about us. who we are as a nation. what values we cherish. how hard we're willing to fight to make sure that those values live not just for today but for future generations. all of you here understood and were committed to the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves. it moves. it moves forward. [ applause ] and that's part of what we celebrate when we come together for inauguration. you know, yesterday americans in all 50 states took part in a national day of service. tomorrow, hundreds of thousands will join us in the national mall. and what the inauguration reminds us of is the role we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. even as we carry out our individual responsibilities. the sense there's something larger than ourselves that gives shape and meaning to our lives. the theme of this year's inauguration is our people and our future. throughout my career what's always given me energy and inspiration and hope, what's allowe
and applause] dr. biden is married to the vice president, joe biden. she is a mother and a grandmother. she is a great teacher, too. she teaches english at a community college. she is a strong supporter of military families, along with the first lady, michelle obama. dr. biden help create an organization that supports military families like mine. ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, please join me in welcoming dr. jill biden. [cheers and applause] >> hello, everyone. thank you for that wonderful introduction. i'm so proud of him. i know you brought some other kids from your elementary school. it is so good to see all of you. [cheers and applause] i want to thank your mother and your whole family for their service to our country. j.r. martinez, it is always wonderful to see you. thank you for your service. and all that you continue to do for military families. the first lady and i are so excited to be here with all of these military kids. i went to get a special welcome to some very great kids from the delaware army national guard, 1 any. pliolice comp [applause] just a few weeks ago, i was
. and vice president joe biden because sworn in at the naval observe tory. and then the first family also attended the african-american church as part of the celebration of martin luther king day. when a president and vice president are sworn it, it is only for a four-year term so they need to be sworn in for another four-years. >> barbara walters was hospitalized after suffering a fall. she suffered a cut on her head. the 83-year-old walters was taken to the hospital as a precaution. >>> hundreds of thousands of people are in the capital getting ready for the celebration and we have bill live from the events later on. >>> the first day of the mavericks surf competition started today. thousands of people flooded in to watch. patty lee has more. >> reporter: to get a front row view of this action at maverick, thousands packed in to see the surfers. >> it has worked out good. >> reporter: it is being compared to an outdoor concert. >> they called this way early this year and we should have maybe waited 24-hours. >> reporter: but the notice helped fill restaurants and give law enforcement ti
honorees. there is the public ball tonight z a salute to heroes ball, hosted by joe biden. >> people got up early to match and many wanted to watch this occasion with friends. abc 7 news is at one party in san francisco. >> the crowd was small, but enthusiastic. >> this is the next best thing, like being there. >> skef any was on here feet, watching barack obama take the second oath of office. >> this is incredible seeing the flags and people. like i'm there, but not physically there, but there in spirit. i'm a historian this, is history. >> it's amazing what this country came together and did. >> diane thinks it's fitting that the day is also a holiday. >> i can celebrate his birthday. it's a wonderful day. we're excited and want it d to be there and have the girls experience it with use suzanne came to watch with her grandz kids. her son wants to see obama working to get both parties together. >> i hope that... >> everyone starts working together more that, congress gets it's act together. >> next four are years won't be easy. there are challenges. and folks in this room say they have hop
of the united states? you pause for 23 seconds of re-election. you think joe biden was having fun? that smile never left his face. you get the sense if a vice president could crowd surf, joe biden actually was. the president dancing this time. chewing, dancing, chewing, chewing, and chewing. is that the knickorette we hear so much about? and a presidential inauguration is something a family should never forget. sasha and malia, their own paparazzi and their parents stealing a kiss or two. what family wouldn't snap photos, even a first family. truly a day to remember. >> you know, i counted four kiss there for the obamas there. a lot of people watching sarsha and malia all day yesterday. from the swaying to the yawning, the interaction with each other, their parents, it was really -- a really unbelievable thing to see in some ways, like any other family. and in other ways, watching these girls that have grown up so much. >> people taking pictures of them taking pictures. interesting to see sasha bounding out of the car, bounding up the steps. what a day. the president was confident, but also r
this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden. and to you, gentlemen, i say, congratulations and godspeed. [ applause ] >> i am now pleased to introduce my friend and colleague and partner in this inaugural endeavor, senator lamar alexander to the podium to present the official photographs. >> thanks, chuck, mr. president and mr. vice president and jill. empty and mrs. clinton, mr. chief justice. one former president who is not here today, we were sitting next to him, george h.w. bush and before he got up to speak he leaned over and said to barbara "what should i speak about?" and she said in a very loud whisper "about five minutes, george." i'll take about one minute. there will probably come a time, mr. president and mrs. obama and to the bidens when your children are trying to explain to their grandchildren that this day actually happened. if those great grandchildren don't believe it, we have pictures. and these pictures are for you and we wish you the best as you work for that common good, mr. cortez spoke about in the invocation and you eloquen
. the green ball. you can probably tell that because it's green everywhere. there's vice president joe biden partying hard tonight in washington. >> i apologize. >> not sure what he's doing. let's take a little listen. >> i'm going to be very brief. i came to say thank you. i saw to you, thank you. i also came to tell you what my green wish is. >> let's see if the vp may drift in to al green. show barack obama what he's made of. we'll be back after the break. >> washington's big weekend. a chance for a-listers to mix with everybody who's anybody in the world of politics, entertainment, you name it. they're here. parties both official and unofficial erupting all over town tonight and joining me now is the ultimate party boy himself, my old buddy of "america's got talent" nick cannon with an event with the first lady last night. good to see you. >> you, too. >> a quick word with doug brinkley about dr. angelou there. what did you make of what she said and martin luther king may have said to barack obama? >> just i thought it was very moving and you got a nice call-out from her. she's a great m
in 2016? >> eric: i do. i love him. i would rather watch joe biden all day today than listen to president obama. >> dana: you might get your chance. >> greg: i came across this before the show started. my favorite inaugust ration moment was michelle obama sitting next to john boehner. shoots him the most disgusted look. it's like that is -- only a woman could pull that off. isn't that great? >> kimberly: eyeball roll. >> greg: did you doctor that? no. a woman is good at that. >> dana: that is why hillary clinton will be a good candidate. >> kimberly: ice it. >> bob: did you say that is the way you look at me? >> dana: sometimes. you have don't see me. >> bob: yes, i do. congratulations to bill and melinda gates who made enormous contributions but now they have a goal to eradicate polio from the earth. only one other disease eradicated was smallpox. we don't have polio in the united states much anymore. it's rampant in africa and asia. congratulate them for using the money the right way. >> dana: they are tireless. >> bob: they are. >> dana: they use their money in the right way when they
obama and vice president joe biden. to you gentleman, i say, congratulations and godspeed. >>reporter: the real test whether they can come together is not today with the porch and circumstance but more likely next month with the president going back to capitol hill to deliver the state of the union address. he will have more details on immigration reform, the deficit reduction plan with sharp differences between the parties. they are talking about coming together today but there will be a lot of major policy battles in the days ahead. people have been waiting on pennsylvania av parade to come by and they cannot wait to see the president. the pomp and circumstance will carry the day for now; the policy for another day. >>shepard: i work in new york and you in washington and only today did i learn that your nickname is crazy eddie spaghetti. how did that happen? chn or here? >>reporter: i am now at fox and a colleague, a great cameramen at fox aimed me eddie spaghetti and i am glad you revealed that to the world. >>shepard: now that i know, you will be, on studio b, crazy eddie spaghett
in on january 20th. and the vice president joe biden did it again as well. we should expect a lot of pageantry, history in the making today. white house correspondent dan lothian following it all for us. dan, good morning. walk us through how today will go. >> good morning, soledad. the first chance to see the president and the first lady, the first family, in fact will, be this morning around 8:45 when they depart the white house, walk across the street to st. john's episcopal church, the church of the presidents. the first family has been there in the past. a couple of hours after that, they will head up to capitol hill for the swearing in ceremony, where the president and vice president will be sworn in for the public. some 800,000 people as you mentioned earlier, there to witness this event. then there will be a luncheon that will take place on the hill before the president gets a chance to at least deliver his inauguration speech which we're told this will be a hopeful speech, not one focused on policy where the president will talk about some of the challenges ahead, talk about getting th
, the gulf, iraq -- >> joe biden speaking at the american legion ball. we anticipate seeing president obama and michelle obama at the commander's ball any moment now. we're going to bring that image to you, as i said before. a lot of folks watching very closely to see what michelle obama will be wearing. a lot of those guests have come to witness the inaugural ball. and there is a lot of excitement. you can't sort of underestimate the impact on american designers that this ball gown will have, that michelle obama wears. >> it's sort of like the olympics of fashion. you know, you can see them sitting there just waiting to see who is going to get the gold medal. one of them will. and whoever it is has got it made for the rest of his or her life. >> the amazing thing, it's not like the oscars where the designer knows in advance that some star is going to be wearing them. the designers have no idea what of the 12 or 15 dresses that she had to choose from that they have made for her that she's going to select. >> the anxiety they're feeling right now. i'm anxious to see who she's wearing coming
, please welcome joe biden and mayor michael hunter. [applause] gentlemen. it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend and my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. issueer there's a major that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to help move our nation in the right direction. and that is why i was certainly heartened when pres
michael nutter. >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen. please welcome vice-president joe biden and philadelphia mayor michael nutter. [applause] >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen, it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend and my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. issueer there's a major that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership an
with the nra, as you know, joe biden did, and the nra brought up the fact that prosecutions for gun crimes and prosecutions for people who fill out -- lie on their registration forms or gun forms are down under this administration, and the vice president responded, we don't have time to devote to seeing whether people fill out a form right. well, wait a minute. they're asking for more forms and they're saying they don't have the time to fill out -- to check -- are they serious about this or is this just about politics? >> well, first of all, let's be clear about why there has been fewer enforcements, and the head of the atf feels there's been a failure to confirm because the nra has objected and they have objected to reasonable pragmatic solutions, and that's what this is all about. this is not about taking people's guns away. it's about a narrow set of proposals that will enable us to help enforce the existing gun laws, the ban on assault weapons and a ban on high-capacity magazines and even a ban on armor-piercing bullets are overwhelmingly supported by the citizenry. 50% of men, 57% --
. >> of course, vice president joe biden also took his second oath of office today. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> a and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> his service was at the naval observatory. the vice president's official residen residence. supreme court justice sonia sotomayor did the swearing in. >> the president and vice president traveled to arlington national cemetery and together took part in the traditional wreath-laying ceremony. >> the vice president will also take the oath of office tomorrow in a public ceremony. >> we're expecting up to 800,000 people in washington, d.c. for the ceremony tomorrow. compared to four years ago, it's nowhere even close. already th
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